Man United targeting Donnarumma as De Gea replacement

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World class Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has been heavily linked with a move away from the Premier League giants, with either PSG or Real Madrid the potential destination.

In preparation for this Jose Mourinho has contacted AC Milan wonderkid Gianluigi Donnarumma, according to Don Balon, and United are reportedly prepared to activate the Italian’s £62m release clause to ensure the deal goes through.

De Gea has become arguably the best goalkeeper in world football during his time in Manchester, and the Spain international has been named to the Premier League PFA Team of the Year an impressive four times.

While the departure of such a talented goalkeeper would of course be a big blow for Jose Mourinho and Manchester United, securing Donnarumma as a replacement wouldn’t be too much of a downgrade.

The 18-year old has already made a remarkable 90 appearances for Milan, despite his tender age, and has been hailed as the rightful heir to Gianluigi Buffon’s starting role in the Italian national team. Donnarumma has four international caps to his name so far and became the youngest shot stopper ever to make an appearance for the Azzurri.

Securing the Italian’s signature would be quite the coup for Manchester United, but it may be a move of huge significance if De Gea does indeed depart.